NCALJ Committees

Committees

Perhaps the best way NCALJ members work together professionally and socially to meet the Conference's goals is through the committee system which provides a lively and open forum for debate, analysis and education.

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The National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary (NCALJ) is a very active conference of the Judicial Division and we frequently interact with judges from the other Conferences and with members of other ABA Sections in our work. This is unique opportunity for judges is found in no other organization. We foster the personal and professional growth of our members while actively engaging in the development of the law relating to the administrative judiciary by evaluating administrative adjudication legislation and regulations. We communicate the results of our evaluations and concerns to policy makers and government officials and share it with our members and the public.

In this work, our Executive Committee is acutely aware that these efforts can be most effectively pursued through a diverse membership, with broad opportunities for all members to contribute in their own way.  Our members have the choice to participate and advance, as desired, in the exciting growth and development of NCALJ.

One of the best ways NCALJ members work together professionally and socially to meet our goals is through participation in one or more of our several committees. Not only will committee involvement provide you with a lively and open forum for debate, analysis and education, and the chance to further develop your leadership skills, but it also gives you working and social access to other judges from across the country with common, as well as diverse, interests and goals. Many of our judge members form lasting friendships through their involvement and work with NCALJ and our committees.

As a national association of federal, state and local administrative adjudicators, and by combining with the national voice and resources of the American Bar Association, our committees already have achieved a great deal on behalf of the administrative judiciary.  Yet, there is much more to be accomplished.  Many of our members have expressed the view that their Committee work has provided them with unprecedented professional and personal growth and for that reason, our committees contain enthusiastic individuals who are actively engaged in our work and projects.  We encourage all of our members to become involved and to bring their ideas and concerns to these committees so that the objectives and interests of our members can be heard, understood and incorporated into our proposals, projects and initiatives.

We need your voice and ideas to enable us to do our best! 

Please Enroll Today

Enrollment for the NCALJ 2018-19 Committees is underway now.  You can enroll by simply clicking the link below, then logging in with your member ID and password:

Please remember:

  • NCALJ Committee terms begin on September 1 and end August 31 annually.
  • All Committee members must re-enroll on a yearly basis. Enrollment will NOT be carried over.
  • You must be a current member of the Judicial Division NCALJ to enroll.
  • Committee membership is a benefit to NCALJ members and there is no fee to join a committee.
  • Please view our committee descriptions for more information and to find the ones which best match your interests.

Joining an NCALJ Committee is simple.

  • NCALJ Committee terms begin on September 1 and end August 31 annually.
  • All Committee members must re-enroll on a yearly basis. Enrollment will NOT be carried over.
  • You must be a current member of the Judicial Division NCALJ.
  • There is no fee to join a committee and is a benefit to NCALJ members.
  • View the Committee Descriptions for more information.

2018-2019 Committee Chairs

Budget*
Chair: Hon. Robert S. Cohen

Communications 
Chair: Hon. John Allen, IV

Education and Programs
Co-Chair: Hon. Emily Chafa
Co-Chair: Hon. Kristin Rosi

Federal Administrative Adjudication
Chair: TBD

Immigration
Co-Chair: Hon. Joan Churchill
Co-Chair: Hon. H. Alexander Manuel

JD Record
Editor: Hon. Kristin Rosi

The Judges' Journal 
Editor: Hon. John Allen, IV

Judicial Outreach
Chair: Hon. Emily Chafa

Membership, Diversity & Recruiting
Co-Chair: Hon. Thomas Snook
Co-Chair: Hon. Michael Brownfield

Nominating*
Chair: Hon. Mary E. Kelly

Sponsorship & Non-Dues Revenue
Chair: Hon. Robert S. Cohen

State, Local and Central Panel Administration Adjudication 
Co-Chair: Hon. John Allen, IV
Co-Chair: Hon. Lorraine Lee

Strategic Planning*
Chair: Hon. Robert S. Cohen

*By Appointment Only